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Modern orthopaedic surgery is the surgical management of diseases and injuries affecting the skeleton and joints, with the aim of restoring a limb to its normal/optimal function. Below are some of the conditions and surgical procedures managed in my practice.

Hip Arthritis (Symptoms & Treatment)

Arthritis of the hip is extremely common affecting both young and old. Younger patients may suffer arthritic pain in their hips due to previous injuries to the joint, or due to abnormally shaped hips (dysplasia). Early and mild arthritis is successfully treated with physical therapy, activity modification and medication.

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Hip Replacement Surgery

This is one of the most successful medical procedures of the modern era. It involves removing the diseased and damaged hip joint and replacing with a prosthetic joint, normally under a regional anaesthetic. Modern hip replacements function exceptionally well and are expected to do so for at least 20 years (although about 80% will last for more than 30 years).

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Knee Arthritis (Symptoms & Treatment)

Arthritis of the knee is extremely common generally affecting those over the age of 50. Younger patients may suffer arthritic pain in their knees due to previous injuries to the joint, or repetitive sports related injuries from Running, Rugby, Soccer, Hockey, Martial arts and Skiing. Early and mild arthritis is successfully treated with physical therapy, activity modification, medication, joint injections and rarely with key hole surgery.

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Knee Arthroscopy

‘Key hole surgery of the knee’ can deal with several problems within the knee. This is routinely performed as a day case procedure and, depending on what procedure is performed, weight bearing is permitted straight away after surgery.

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Knee Replacement Surgery

This is a very successful operation for getting rid of the pain of arthritis in the knees. It involves removing the diseased joint surfaces of the knee and resurfacing them with a prosthesis, normally under a regional anaesthetic. Knee replacements should be expected to function well up to around 20 years.

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Revision Hip Surgery

This is a very specialised area of practice involving the removal of hip replacements and replacing with new ones. It is specialised as often the anatomy has been distorted by previous surgery, and the bone (essential to hold the hip replacement in place) has been lost or severely damaged.

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Sacroilliac Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joint is an under diagnosed pain generator. Until recently there were few successful permanent cures to this problem which did not involve considerable risk and invasive open surgery.

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Trauma Surgery

This involves the surgical fixation of fractures, ligament and muscular tears. The aim of surgical repair of injuries is to speed up the recovery process and ensure optimal function is returned to the injured limb as soon as possible. Fixation of the fractures allows early weight bearing and joint movement, which would not be possible with traditional casting of the injury. This allows rehabilitation to start immediately and return to function, work and/or sport earlier.

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